Libson Tile
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – March

Jo Avery from My Bear Paw designed the March block of the month for the 2018 Aurifil Designers based on an interpretation of a few different tiles she saw on a recent trip to Lisbon. Visit the Auribuzz blog for all the details on the Libson Tile Block. So far I have been sticking with the suggested color placement and colors...

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Birch Ball Block
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – February

Scott Hansen from Blue Nickel Studios designed the February block of the month for the 2018 Aurifil Designers based on the woods and travel he has been on recently with his wife. Visit the Auribuzz blog for all the details on the Birch Ball block. I selected and prepped my fabric for the block just before packing to go to QuiltCon...

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November Meadow Mystery Quilt Blocks
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November Meadow Mystery & WIPs Update

One thing I forgot to mention about my time at Quilt Festival: I bought a new sewing machine. My new Juki TL-2200QVP Mini arrived on Saturday, and after getting it set up, I took my time and sewed together my Meadow Mystery quilt blocks for November as the first real block sewing on my new machine! The flying geese and...

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Ready, Set, Fly Baby Quilt Pieced Top
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Ready, Set, Fly WIP

On Monday I was able to start cutting and sewing with the fun airplane print inspired fabric selection for a commissioned baby quilt. I am reprising the Flight Path baby quilt pattern from earlier this summer, and this time I am calling the quilt Ready, Set, Fly. To go from fabric to a pieced 42.5-inch square quilt top has taken...

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Star Light Star Dark QAL - Small Stars
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Piecing Small Stars {Star Light Star Dark QAL}

As a quilter who likes to stay on top of my commitments and "to-do" list, it feels like a long time, but Jess @Quilty Habit released the instructions for piecing the small stars in the Star Light Star Dark QAL last Monday, August 8th. Thankfully the schedule has a bit of breathing room built into it, and I am...

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Beacon Quilt - Piecing Detail
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Beacon Quilt WIP

One of the driving goals behind the development of Beacon was to think about the meaning and story behind choices that are made in quilt design. Specifically, I created a very minimal design to help focus on the story of color in a quilt. However, as I have been working to piece my version of the quilt, another story is...

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Lighthouse Lens Placemat - 1 of 8
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Quilted Placemats

Lighthouse Lens Placemats {WiP}

As I mentioned in my Sunday Stash post, I am really excited about a new custom order that I received this past week. I thought I would talk through the design evolution and share the progress I have made piecing this project so far this week. The design inspiration for this project was a lighthouse lens, and the requested color palette...

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Love Letters Quilt - Pieced Backing
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WiP Wednesday {9/30/2015}

Progress! I had originally planned to piece the quilt backing for my husband's Love Letters quilt top last Wednesday, but apparently the universe had other plans for me. I got sucked into the vortex of the #MiniMiniQuiltSwap through Instagram instead. It has been fun, but I really am excited to finish this quilt for my patient (!) and loving...

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Love Letters Quilt Finished Flimsy
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WiP Wednesday {9/23/2015}

It feels so good to be home and in my sewing room again. I have a mini quilt that I can't wait to share with you on Friday, and I feel excited to have several projects simmering right now. It has been a while since I have participated in Work in Progress Wednesday. Perhaps as long as I have...

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Rainbow Scrap Quilt: Blocks Pieced
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Rainbow Scrap Quilt: Blocks Pieced

Yesterday I blazed through the rest of my color order scraps and I now have all the blocks pieced for my Rainbow Scrap quilt. I barely had enough of the darker green scraps and eeked out a final row that is only 6.5-inches tall. It turns out I didn't have many purple scraps, either, so it worked out well. I...

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Rainbow Scrap Quilt Progress
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Rainbow Scrap Quilt Progress

I am happy to report that not only did I receive the thread to finish up my secret sewing project in time, but I finished a second secret sewing project this past weekend AND I have managed to have fun and make more progress on the Rainbow Scrap Quilt! Last week I sewed up the pinks and reds from my...

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Scrap Color Organization
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Rainbow Scrap Quilt {WiP}

I have a deadline for some secret sewing rapidly approaching, and I ran out of thread for the quilting. Instead of impatiently waiting on my order to arrive, I decided to play with my scrap bin today. I have a fairly small plastic storage bin that I toss large-ish sized scraps as they get created in my projects. The lid...

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